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Poster: lobster12 Date: Nov 12, 2007 5:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: the dead in film and literature

looking for refernces to the dead in novels and/or film and TV. I'm looking for something more obvious than a hippie character, ect. I was thinking more a long the lines of the superflu in the Steven King novel, The Stand being called "Captain trips"

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Poster: snori Date: Nov 13, 2007 3:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the dead in film and literature

There's a cop movie called 'The Presidio' where a young cop (Mark Harmon) gets information from a reluctant witness that the older cop (Sean Connery) can't get by noticing a Dead sticker and bonding with him by talking about shows and tickets. Possibly the only bit in the film I sat up and listened to.

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Nov 13, 2007 3:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the dead in film and literature

I also remembr a movie about a special education school (like Neil's Bridge) on HBO several years ago. Ripple played on a boom box; while Cher trashed everything else in the room...

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Nov 13, 2007 8:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the dead in film and literature

The movie with Cher would be Mask, where Eric Stoltz played a boy with a bone deformity of the face. It was a sweet and sensitive portrayal, and quite possibly the best thing Cher ever did on film, with the exception maybe of Silkwood. I don't want to get into another flamewar of Cher and her musical issues... But, she played a biker who obviously listened to a decent selection of music.

How about, on a lighter note, The Runaway Bride, in one of Julia Roberts' failed wedding attempts, she plays a deadhead, who runs away from that marriage.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Nov 13, 2007 2:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the dead in film and literature

Since she was married to Greg Allman in the 70s, you might even think that Cher herself had decent taste in music.

I think she also used part of side 2 from the 1st Garcia album -- the piano part I think -- for her perfume commercial.

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Poster: darkeyes Date: Nov 13, 2007 10:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the dead in film and literature

In the movie "The Fugative" Tommy Lee Jones says after the train wreck that the engineer did " a Casey Jones".

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Poster: snori Date: Nov 13, 2007 11:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the dead in film and literature

Didn't Jerry have something to do with the remake of 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' ? A banjo playing hobo who ends up changing heads with a dog ? No, that sounds too far fetched.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Nov 13, 2007 9:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the dead in film and literature

Dr. Johnny Fever on WKRP In Cincinnati always had Steal Your Face at the front of his album stack.

In Half Baked, the spirit of Jerry is summoned (okay, so the guys in the movie were more than half-baked, but it's still pretty entertaining in a highly ridiculous way).

Another stoner thing: in Up In Smoke, Chong is mistaken for Jerry. Cheech says, "I'm Santana!"

Jerry helped foot the bill to produce the documentary, "Hell's Angels Forever," and appears in it.

Jerry and Phil in Gimme Shelter arriving at Altamont---when told that the Hell's Angels were beating people up, Phil says, "That's not right."

Here's a YouTube of Phil & Friends' appearance on Nash Bridges in '01. Muy bueno, except for the violence that's part of the episode's story line.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kahyLqSqSUQ

This post was modified by BryanE on 2007-11-13 17:39:37

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Nov 13, 2007 9:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the dead in film and literature

That's funny. I now remember the great episode when Johnny became "riptide". He wants to switch back to Fever and the lady producing the TV show tells him, "We all love the grateful dead, sometime we'll all sit around and get mellow. But not on my show"

Thanks for the flashback from a great and under appreciated TV show.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Nov 13, 2007 9:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the dead in film and literature

You're welcome. I don't remember seeing that episode.

I just modified that post, lobster---something to see there, if you haven't done so already.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Nov 13, 2007 9:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the dead in film and literature

I'll go check it out. The riptide episode has many fans divided. I love it. Basically a "dance show" hires johnny to host and he slowly transforms into "riptide" an obnoxious TV host. It's a Howard Hesseman vehicle because he's playing 2 characters through the whole thing

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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Jun 8, 2012 4:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the dead in film and literature

hey Bryan, my Facebook friend, when are ya going to post here again? hehe.

Pretty cool Nash Bridges!!

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Poster: BryanE Date: Jun 12, 2012 3:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the dead in film and literature

You know, you make an excellent point. I need to get back where the wind don't blow so strange.

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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Jun 12, 2012 3:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the dead in film and literature

well, it's only been a bit over 3yrs, it's still strange but not as strange as where faces come out of the rain

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Poster: airgarcia416 Date: Nov 13, 2007 11:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the dead in film and literature

That 70's show has Hyde wearing alot of Dead Shirts.

Also, Boys of Summer by Don Henley (who I loathe) has the "I saw a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac" reference.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Nov 13, 2007 3:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the dead in film and literature

Blair Jackson's old "The Golden Road" newsletter/magazine had a regular page on Dead 'sitings'.

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Poster: fluffdad Date: Jun 8, 2012 3:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the dead in film and literature

Its in more than one episode of Sienfeld on Krammers car,

I also so an episode of Scooby Do (old original cartoon)a kid in the crowd at a race track had a steal your face shirt on

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Poster: airgarcia416 Date: Nov 13, 2007 7:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the dead in film and literature

In Seinfeld there is an episode where Kramer and George are going to pick Jerry up at the airport, Kramer is driving. If you look on the hood of his car you can see a Steal Your Face painting on the whole hood of it. Pretty cool.

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Poster: wineland Date: Mar 8, 2009 5:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the dead in film and literature

Hey AirG, shoot me an email when you have a moment.

I tried to email but I must have had the wrong address.

This post was modified by wineland on 2009-03-09 00:00:13

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Poster: fluffdad Date: Jun 8, 2012 3:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the dead in film and literature

Its in more than one episode of Sienfeld on Krammers car,

I also so an episode of Scooby Do (old original cartoon)a kid in the crowd at a race track had a steal your face shirt on

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Nov 13, 2007 6:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the dead in film and literature

The Grateful Dead Family Discography lists quite few references:

http://www.deaddisc.com/

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Nov 13, 2007 6:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the dead in film and literature

perfect.

thanks a bunch!